Last Thursday quietly marked BoiseBlog’s 1oth anniversary.
When BoiseBlog went on the air 10 years ago, few knew what a blog was and blogging was in its infancy.
In fact, some thought the word “blog” was some sort of dirty word!
I began blogging as a way to explain my approach to real estate ~ working personally with just a few clients at a time vs. striving to be a mega agent with massive transaction volumes and impersonal service.
I saw blogging as a platform that allowed me to inform the public and prospective clients about how real estate really works vs. how it appears to work.
Little did I know, when I put up my first blog post on 9/16/06, that I would go on to put up 2,294 posts in the following 10 years.
In fact, I remember thinking it would be remarkable if I could ever achieve 1,000 posts a few years ago.
From the beginning, I’ve focused on providing truthful, concise insights about the Boise real estate market and the inner workings of the real estate profession.
I have intentionally avoided the usual self-serving personal promotion, bragging, guest posts, paid advertising, irrelevant links, and other common tactics found on many real estate sites.
Along the way, I’ve declined many offers of payment to be included in Phil’s Business Directory.
I’m proud to say that every word in BoiseBlog is organic and personally-written by yours truly.
Over the years, I’ve experienced considerable pushback from some of my colleagues who wished I had kept my mouth shut about some aspects of the real estate profession.
Here are a few interesting statistics about the past 10 years of BoiseBlog:
- 2,294 posts
- 616,274 pageviews
- 195,726 sessions
- 96,463 visitors
- 375,019 words
- 3.15 pageviews per session (also called “stickiness”)
- 3 minutes, 27 seconds average time per visit
- 87 sales directly attributable to BoiseBlog
- $22,563,986 sales volume directly attributable to BoiseBlog
Perhaps most interesting?
- 29,951 of you have visited BoiseBlog more than 100 times! (don’t you people have anything else to do ????)
- Several people have said they’ve read every post I’ve written!
- I’ve helped many people buy/sell homes after they followed BoiseBlog for years!
Words are inadequate to express my appreciation for all of you who have followed my real estate ramblings for the past 10 years!
Many thanks to all of my loyal followers!